February 17, 2020 at 06:00PM by CWC
The best thing about shopping for skin care on Sephora.com is all of the different ways you can peruse the products. You can sort them by their type, by which skin concern they’re meant to treat, and can even browse through the best-sellers in each category. But I’m going to let you in on a little beauty-insider secret: The “top-rated” section is the best way to suss out the skin-care products that are worth investing in. People aren’t simply buying these products, after all. They’re so enthusiastic about them, that they’re leaving reviews for others to buy them as well. And every once in a while, you can find a gem that is effective and affordable, like Innisfree Orchid Youth-Enriched Gel Cream ($29).
The moisturizer has earned itself more than 2,000 “loves,” landing among the retailers’ highest rated moisturizers. It’s made with Jeju green soybean-derived hyaluronic acid, plus the brand’s proprietary skin-protecting orchid elixir, which are meant to firm and hydrate skin while also protecting it from environmental stressors. The texture is a jelly that’s thick, but not at all sticky. Reviewers swear that it “doesn’t make your skin feel greasy,” even if you’re naturally oily or combination-complected, while those with dry skin say that it soaks in quickly to leave them feeling smooth and soft.
Users aren’t the only ones who have given this particular product a stamp of approval: Dermatologists love it too. “This is a nice, basic moisturizer,” says New York-based board-certified dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, MD. “It contains hyaluronic acid, which draws in water and improves hydration; niacinamide an anti-inflammatory B vitamin that decreases redness and is great for sensitive skin; and squalane, which helps maintain a healthy barrier.”
Since it’s got so much going for it, there are a few different ways you can integrate Innisfree Orchid Youth-Enriched Cream into your routine. It works wonderfully on its own as an a.m. or p.m. moisturizer, but if you want to get even more hydration into your parched skin (especially during these dry, dry months), some users like to layer it on underneath a thicker, more occlusive moisturizer to really seal everything in. Try it out for yourself, and maybe you’ll wind up being the 2033rd person to “love” it enough to tell the entire Internet.
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